INTERSPEECH 2007
8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Computer-Supported Human-Human Multilingual Communication

Alex Waibel, Keni Bernardin, Matthias Wölfel

Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

Computers have become an essential part of modern life, providing services in a multiplicity of ways. Access to these services, however, comes at a price: human attention is bound and directed toward a technical artifact in a human-machine interaction setting at the expense of time and attention for other humans. This paper explores a new class of computer services that support human- human interaction and communication

implicitly and transparently. Computers in the Human Interaction Loop (CHIL), require consideration of all communication modalities, multimodal integration and more robust performance. We review the technologies and several CHIL services providing human-human support. Among them, we specifically highlight advanced computer services for cross-lingual communication.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Waibel, Alex / Bernardin, Keni / Wölfel, Matthias (2007): "Computer-supported human-human multilingual communication", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 14-21.